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Central Sparks players named in England squad for ICC U19 Women’s T20

Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Charis Pavely and Davina Perrin have all been selected as part of the 15-player England squad that will travel to South Africa and compete in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup.


Emily Churms has also been selected as a non-travelling reserve player. The reserves won't travel but will take a full part throughout the preparation phase and act as stand-by players should a replacement player be required.


The team will also feature Central Sparks amongst the coaching staff, with Senior Regional Talent Manager Darren Franklin having been appointed as Assistant Coach.


It's the first time the best U19 cricketers have come together from the women’s game to compete in an ICC Global Event. The tournament sees 16 countries competing from January 14 to January 29.


In addition to the 11 Full ICC Members, there are five Associates in the competition - Indonesia, Rwanda, Scotland, the UAE and the USA. England will be in Group B, alongside Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.


England ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Squad


Ellie Anderson (Central Sparks)

Hannah Baker (Central Sparks)

Josie Groves (Lightning)

Liberty Heap (Thunder)

Niamh Holland (Western Storm)

Ryana Macdonald-Gay (South East Stars)

Emma Marlow (Northern Diamonds)

Charis Pavely (Central Sparks)

Davina Perrin (Central Sparks)

Lizzie Scott (Northern Diamonds)

Grace Scrivens (Sunrisers)

Sophia Smale (Western Storm)

Seren Smale (Thunder)

Alexa Stonehouse (South East Stars)

Maddie Ward (Lightning)


Non-travelling reserves


Emily Churms (Central Sparks) Charlotte Lambert (South East Stars) Bethan Miles (South East Stars) Jemima Spence (South East Stars) Mary Taylor (Southern Vipers).


England Women U19 World Cup Fixtures


Sunday January 15: England Women U19 v Zimbabwe Women U19, 1.45pm

Tuesday January 17: England Women U19 v Pakistan Women U19, 1.45pm

Thursday January 19: England Women U19 v Rwanda Women U19, 10am

Saturday January 21-Wednesday January 25: Super Six League (The top three teams from Group A versus the top three teams in Group D; Group B v Group C)

Friday January 27: ICC Women's U19 World Cup Semi-Finals, 10am & 1.45pm

Sunday January 29: ICC Women's U19 World Cup Final, 1.45pm

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